Airport management company Vinci/ANA-Aeroportos de Portugal will submit a proposal for an airport management model to the Government of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), under an agreement signed on Wednesday in the city of Praia, the Cape Verdean press reported.
The document comprises the preparation within 60 days of a previous study and analysis of the situation on the ground and the presentation 90 days later of a proposal for a management model.
The chairman of the General Meeting of ANA-Aeroportos de Portugal, José Luís Arnaut, said the aim is to introduce “a model to increase traffic at airports, attract cheaper flights, low-cost airlines, to develop a platform with the flagship airline TACV and bring tourism,” to Cabo Verde.
The Cape Verdean Minister of Finance, Olavo Correia, said on occasion it was necessary to change the model of governance of strategic companies in the country, such as airport manager Aeroportos e Segurança Aérea, airline Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde, port company Empresa Nacional de Portos and power company Electra – Empresa de Electricidade e Água.
French group Vinci, which holds the concession of airport operator ANA-Aeroportos de Portugal, is the world’s fifth largest airport manager, managing 10 airports in Portugal and many others in countries such as France, Japan, India, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Chile. (macauhub)